Bearing Protection

Research shows that 52% of bearing failures are due to contamination of the bearing oil*.

* Bloch, Heinz; “Pump Users Handbook: Life Extension” 2011.

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Research into Bearing Failures

Reliability by numbers: 52% of bearing failures. A study into equipment reliability conducted at a major refinery has published statistics on causes of equipment failure. They concluded that 40% of overall rotating equipment failures (pumps, mixers, etc) were due to bearing failure.

They further estimated that 48% of all bearing failures were due to particle contamination and a further 4% were due to corrosion (caused by liquid in the oil). Therefore 52% (total contamination cause) of 40% (bearing failures) = 20.8% of all rotating equipment failures are caused by contamination of the bearing oil.

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LabTecta66 IAP- Bearing Protection – Inboard Airpurge

LabTecta66 IAP

Bearing Protection – Inboard Airpurge

The LabTecta-IAP™ design is ideal for applications where it is necessary to retain product, gases or exhaust within an enclosure. Common applications are fans, screw conveyors and other powder handling equipment.

LabTecta66 KSB- Bearing Protection – KSB CPK Pumps

LabTecta66 KSB

Bearing Protection – KSB CPK Pumps

Advanced non-contacting labyrinth seal with integral shut-off valve and accessories for KSB CPK pumps.

LabTecta66 OAP- Bearing Protection – Outboard Airpurge

LabTecta66 OAP

Bearing Protection – Outboard Airpurge

The LabTecta-OAP™ is specifically designed for use in extreme environments and applications where contamination may completely cover the seal /equipment.

LabTecta66 PB- Bearing Protection – Plumber/Pillow Block

LabTecta66 PB

Bearing Protection – Plumber/Pillow Block

The LabTecta-PB™ utilizes a unique two-piece stator design that provides a self-aligning joint that allows the seal to align both to the bearing block and to the shaft.

LabTecta66 RDS- Bearing Protection – Radially Divided

LabTecta66 RDS

Bearing Protection – Radially Divided

The only radially divided bearing protector available with rotor / stator static sealing technology as standard. The LabTecta-RDS™ is available in several configurations including flange mounted, axial movement and internal air-purge, giving even

LabTecta66 SS- Bearing Protection – Stainless Steel Metalurgy

LabTecta66 SS

Bearing Protection – Stainless Steel Metalurgy

The LabTecta-SS™ is available in full stainless steel construction, giving even greater flexibility in more chemically demanding environments.

LabTecta66 ST-STAX- Bearing Protection – Steam Turbine Applications

LabTecta66 ST-STAX

Bearing Protection – Steam Turbine Applications

Process steam turbines present a unique challenge for bearing protection. As the carbon rings containing the steam wear, high temperature / high velocity steam travels down the shaft directly at the bearing seal.